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Finland (1996 – present)

Tenhi is a Finnish band formed in 1996, playing music which is truly the only one of its kind; a very minimalistic music with melancholic, cold and dark atmospheres from Finland.

Somehow, the rhythm of instrument lines follow the customs of modern rock music. The melodical instruments and vocals are however very heavily folk-influenced. The basic instrumentation of the band consists of acoustic guitar, bass and drums. Frequent additional instruments include piano, violin, viola and flute and less frequent didgeridoo, mouth harp, harmonium, cello, udu and synthesizer.

The lyrics are written in Finnish, and they follow the musical themes perfectly; esoteric moods, withdrawn feelings, fragility and the mystical side of nature.

The combination of visual arts and music came fluently as all members are into visual arts. The music and the visualizing fulfill each other to bring out the wanted auras.

The word “Tenhi” is an old Finnish word meaning a village elder, wise old man or seer.

Corecrew :

Tyko Saarikko - vocals, piano, harmonium, synth, guitar, percussions, didgeridoo, mouth harp, udu;
Ilmari Issakainen - drums, piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, back vocals.

The corecrew writes all the material and is in charge of the cover artwork as well.

Additional musicians :

Inka Eerola - violin;
Janina Lehto - flute, vocals;
Tuukka Tolvanen - vocals, back vocals, guitar;
Jaakko Hilppö - back vocals, bass guitar;
Paula Rantamäki - violin.

Past members :

Ilkka Salminen - vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonium, percussion;
Eleonora Lundell - violin, viola;


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  • CVince9

    Just an amazing band. Will have all of their material soon just ordered more :D

    20 Jul 11:32am Reply
  • Mushishi_GinKo

    Vivement un nouvel album. Groupe de génies.

    11 Jul 10:23am Reply
  • ontzwart

    Please stop repeating comments! [3]

    6 Jul 8:33pm Reply
  • Goodbrood

    my sedatives

    8 May 4:06pm Reply
  • JuanHaughm

    Please stop repeating comments! [2]

    4 May 5:33pm Reply
  • iseesadpeople

    Please stop repeating comments! [1]

    30 Apr 2:09pm Reply
  • IgorShtik

    "First concert in 8 years" coming up. I hope this means new album [4]

    24 Apr 8:38pm Reply
  • XsokratesX

    So hyped for the Prophecy Fest, especially after the confirmation of Tenhi. ♥

    15 Apr 10:55pm Reply

    "First concert in 8 years" coming up. I hope this means new album [3]

    5 Apr 7:29pm Reply
  • JuanHaughm

    "First concert in 8 years" coming up. I hope this means new album [2]

    5 Apr 3:26pm Reply
  • JuanHaughm

    "First concert in 8 years" coming up. I hope this means new album [2]

    5 Apr 3:26pm Reply
  • Tajneu

    "First concert in 8 years" coming up. I hope this means new album.

    3 Apr 8:01pm Reply
  • iseesadpeople

    @Silmarill_SK Saying something's overrated is really overrated. You would try to say "I think ... is better than this band." or just "i don't like it that much" If you think that something is overrated, you state overall perception and liking, so that makes you just a douchebag, not just an "individual" commentator.

    3 Apr 1:47am Reply
  • JuanHaughm

    Awesome! inspiring and comfortable, I found myself listening to Tenhi, it makes me float like a soul on a river of feelings...

    27 Feb 2:51am Reply
  • IgorShtik

    Tenhi is a voyage through different landscapes and feelings. [14]

    17 Feb 10:17am Reply
  • darkgnome

    Maaäet is my favourite atm. Great way to calm down a little baby <3

    28 Jan 11:47am Reply
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    Greetings, I would like to present Earthsun, ethereal ambient inspired by the beauty of our home planet Earth and the entire magnificence of Cosmos:

    13 Jan 9:48pm Reply
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    9 Jan 6:06pm Reply
  • Silmarill_SK

    @Earnur: I have never stated my opinion to be the objective truth. it is *just* my individual view on this band, nothing more.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
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